November 29, 2011—7 Eggs, 3 Potatoes, A Pound of Bacon and a Jar of Applesauce

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Everything was planned out perfectly. We would have Jenna’s favorite meal for supper. I would take tomorrow’s lunch and supper out of the freezer leaving it free of food so I could defrost it before we were to leave in the morning. On the way to our next destination, I would stop and get groceries. We would be all set. Perfect!

Two steps into making supper I realized that I lacked a major ingredient. How did that happen? I had made sure I had everything. This wasn’t just about making Jenna’s meal but about defrosting my freezer. The park we are currently at is too far from a town to just run to the corner grocery store and pick up the ingredient I lacked and there was no substitution at home. I looked through the fridge, freezer and cupboards again and found the ingredients in the title of this blog. Hmmmmm…I would have to come up with a Plan B.

I decided to use what I had to make a skillet. You know, like those you see in a breakfast menu at a restaurant. It worked and actually was pretty good. I had just enough to feed all five of us. It wasn’t the healthiest dinner but it worked.

We’ve had to learn to be very flexible and how to make do. Sometimes we are miles away from even an average size town, let alone a large city. Usually, we aren’t close enough to make a quick trip into town for a forgotten item. I can only stock up on so much due to space and hauling weight. Any extra room we have is used for gluten-free items.

Tomorrow we will be near an Aldi. Yay!! Not only do I save a ton of money there but they also carry a lot of gluten-free foods. We’ll have to celebrate with Jenna’s favorite meal tomorrow night!

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